05/19/04 04-45

05/19/04 04-45


May 19, 2004

Subject:     Press Conference Today Regarding Western Addition Homicide

There will be a press conference today, Wednesday, May 19, at the Hall of Justice,

850 Bryant Street, Room 551, fifth floor, at 1:00 P.M. regarding the homicide that occurred yesterday afternoon, May 18, at Fillmore and Eddy streets.  A surveillance video showing the incident as it transpired will be shown and discussed by police department homicide inspectors.

In yesterday’s homicide, the victim, Chris Johnson, 26, of San Francisco, parked his car in the parking lot, got out of the car and went into a shop. The victim returned to his car and began pulling out of his parking space when a man walking in the parking lot and who apparently was known to the victim, approached the victim at the driver’s side and started talking to him.  The victim stopped his car, opened the driver’s door and began a conversation with the man.

While the man was talking to the victim, two men, each armed with a gun, approached the driver’s side of the victim’s car and fired repeatedly at him.  The suspects then fled the scene.

The two suspects are described as African-Americans, one 6’ 1”-2”, mid to late 20s, 180-200 lbs., dark complexion, muscular build; the other 5’ 10”, 18-20, slender build.

Persons with information regarding this incident are urged to call the SFPD Confidential Tip Line at 415-575-4444.

For more information, please contact:

Public Affairs Office